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President Trump took to the airwaves Tuesday night to make his case for a wall spanning the country's Southern border. We get reactions. Plus, KPCC's new podcast The Big One is meant to be a wakeup call about preparing for a major earthquake along the San Andrea fault. And, we check in with Montecito mudslide victims one year later.

Rep. Schiff Responds to Trump

The President will be addressing the nation Tuesday night from the southern border. He is expected to talk about border security, bolster support for his proposed wall and talk about the lingering government shutdown. House Democrats have passed a bill to reopen the government, but the Senate has yet to vote on it, and likely won’t.

Guest:

  • Adam Schiff, Congressman
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at the Council On Foreign Relations with Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC News on February 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at the Council On Foreign Relations with Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC News on February 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Reactions to President Trump's border wall speech

We get a reality check on what the president is proposing and why, and consider some of the solutions the House of Representatives is proposing for stemming the flow of immigrants by improving living conditions in the countries migrants are leaving.

Guest:

  • Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC immigration reporter

Montecito Mudslides, one year later

Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the deadly Montecito mudslide. Back then, we spoke with Bob Ludwick, volunteer president of the Coast Village Association. We check in with Ludwick again to see how he and the community is recovering.

Guest:

  • Bob Ludwick, volunteer president of the Coast Village Association
A bike caked in mud stands in the wreckage of a debris flow in Montecito on Thurs., March 8, 2018.
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A bike caked in mud stands in the wreckage of a debris flow in Montecito on Thurs., March 8, 2018.

Montecito Infrastructure

A year after the deadly mudslide in Montecito, what's been built and what is being built to better protect residents from debris flow during future rain events?

Guest:

  • Tom Fayram, deputy public works director for Santa Barbara County

The Big One

Earthquakes are just part of the deal living in California. They occur pretty regularly -- three or four times a day, actually, somewhere in the state. Most of the time, we don't even notice, they're so small. Life goes on. But we all know, in the back of our minds, that we are due for a big one -- THE big one -- along the San Andreas fault. Chances are, you aren't ready for it. That's the subject of a new podcast from KPCC called The Big One, launching January 10. 

Guests:

  • Jacob Margolis, The Big One host and KPCC science reporter
  • Misha Euceph, The Big One producer

The LAUSD teachers strike

We get the latest on when the strike is likely to happen.

Guest:

  • Kyle Stokes, KPCC education reporter
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